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Life at the End of the Chromosome: Another RNA Machine

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The chromosome ends, or telomeres, are necessary for DNA stability and replication.

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Chromosomes of humans and other eukaryotes contain linear DNA molecules. The chromosome ends, or telomeres, are necessary for DNA stability and replication. Telomere replication is carried out by telomerase, whose RNA subunit acts as a template for telomeric DNA synthesis.

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